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How to make partnerships work (10 May 06)

Canít do it alone? Maybe you can do it with a partner

Partnerships prove the answer in so many cases. How do you make them work?

Do any of the three examples below sound familiar to you?

1. A small city saw a rise in youth problems. Fewer and fewer students completed their education. More young men joined in violent gangs. Child advocates reported the growing number of more severe cases.


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Comment by Ian West Mercia Police ó 24 Aug 09 at 10:34:57

Partnerships are only as good as the agencies within that partnership. We are very lucky here in Herefordshire to be under a single unitary authority. This allows is almost instant access to partnership agencies and practitioners, which enables us to put interventions into place without become embroiled in the various sub-groups and committees that other organisations have to answer to as part of multi-council agencies.

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